Southern Girls ~ Nature

Hey there my lovely blog buddies. I am swinging in today with a DT post for Southern Girls. This is a little different to what I would usually do, using diecuts for the main image, rather than a coloured image. Our lovely sponsor Krafter's Cart, sent the most gorgeous DT package to all the New Zealand crew of Southern Girls and I have quite a few cute goodies which I'll be creating with over the next few weeks. Our challenge theme is 'Nature'. So I thought outside the box a bit and went with 'Human Nature' and what better aspect of Human Nature to draw upon than falling in love?! There are of course some delish treats of 'Nature' in the creation too with this lovely My Mind's Eye paper from the Indie Chic collection called Saffron. I diecut a cute mushroom grass border to add that extra little element of 'Nature'. This wee die is from the #6 Magnolia Doohickey Club Magazine release. 

I inked the doily with a metallic green paint and then decided it was too bright for this creation and coloured over it with my burnt orange Promarker. I love how it turned out a bit 'grungy' with hints of the green metallic still showing through. The little scattered hearts were diecut 'waste' from the Magnolia Doohickey Heart Flower Lace border die I used. I added a lovely bright orange satin ribbon for a pop of colour and the embossed sentiment was part of the lovely set of dies sent by Krafter's Cart from the set called 'For You With Love'. A very pretty shape and perfect sentiment for this love themed card. 

I distressed the top and bottom border of the card and that was it. 'Fussy CAS', hehe, is there such a thing?! I hope you liked what I did for the challenge and I look forward to seeing what you create too, so come on over and play along. Stop by the blog for more inspiration from my madly talented teamies too. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. Until then, have a fabulous week and happy crafting! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Alphabet Challenge: Y for You Choose
Crafty Creations: #335 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge: #403 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends: #37 ~ Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge: #350 ~ A Few Stitches
Crafty Calendar Challenge: February ~ Love Is In The Air
I Love Promarkers: #329 ~ Shabby Chic (doily coloured with Promarker)
Passion For Promarkers: #383 ~ Something New ~ new dies (doily coloured with Promarker)


Wendy said…
Fabulous Wends, gorgeous colours & die cuts.
Wendy xx
Chris said…
This is so lovely Wends, love what you've created using your beautiful die cuts, the papers and colours work so well with the kraft background.
Juls said…
Gorgeous, love the use of kraft xx
MagsB said…
Wendy, this is just so romantic! The central die-cut has such a clean and simple line, and the flowered paper makes such a lovely contrast! Gorgeous!!

love Mags B x
kareN stampZ said…
OMG this is stunning Wends pinning the idea to use for a special occassion card.
brenda said…
A super creation and loving the earthy colours, perfect for our theme this week, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x
Ali said…
Lovely creations - thank you for playing at passion for promarkers x
Scrappydo said…
Gorgeous Wends - so sophisticated!!
Ros Crawford said…
What a lovely card for our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!
Fikreta said…
this is so pretty card!
hugs , Fiki
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Chris said…
Oooh, I've seen this beauty before Wends! Lovely to have you play along with us at Crafty Calendar, this is perfect for our challenge this month!
So full of things to look at, your card is quite lovely. I'm glad to have found you through City Crafter Challenge Blog.
Furrbster said…
What a gorgeous card - the die makes for a lovely focal point.

Thanks for sharing it with us at I love Promarkers too,

Hugz Tinz
Vicky said…
This is so so pretty shug I absolutely love the die-cut couple as the main focal point & love the colours & the die-cut mushroom border. Its fabulous & howlucky of you get goodies. Cant wait to see what you do with all your yummy stuff.
Take care sweet friend.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
Sarah said…
Love your interpretation of Nature Wends. A fantastic card xx
Stella said…
Such a lovely and beautiful take on our theme. Thanks so much for jooining us at CCCB!
What a beauty Wends - love your colours and the fabulous die cut certainly ought to take the centre stage!!
AO Creations said…
Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles, good luck!!! Amy DT said…
Such a pretty and romantic card the eye is immediately drawn to the couple so pretty as is that lovely paper. Thanks for joining us at CCCB.

cass said…
Wonderful design. Great DT inspiration.
Elizabeth Hart said…
Fabulous use of the lovely silhouette die - love it. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)
This is a lovely card. The die cuts are so pretty. Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs
Ella's Design said…
Great card, Wendy and nice to see Promarkers used for something other than colouring an image! Love all the natural tones. Thanks for playing along with us at Passion for Promarkers this week, Lisa x
Stunning card the silhouette die....great background....Joolsx
The Crafty Den said…
Beautiful card Wendy. I love the die cuts and your colouring of the doily is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. hugs, Denise x
Jo Nevill said…
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x
Loopylou. said…
omgosh this is just so beautiful hunny, I LOVE it.
huge hugs Lou xxx

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